"Books by the Beach!"

 Hours at LSB Branch:

Tuesday  10 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday  1:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday 10 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 pm

2014 Summer Reading Program

Collage Workshop                Sat. June 28  1:00 pm

Karen Quest, Cowgirl        Thurs. July 10  3:30 pm

Brian Scott, Magician      Wed. July 16  10:30 am

Lego Book It, Scene It         Tues. July 22  2:00 pm

Coventry & Kaluza                   Thurs. July 3:30 pm

The Festival of the Book Returns

Sunday, July 27, 1pm - 4pm
at Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz

Come celebrate books, reading, and the end of "Paws to Read".

Join us for a fun afternoon of food, music, and books!

Kids Only Booksale, 1pm - 4pm at the Park Clubhouse.  The book sale is offered by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries to raise money for Library Youth Services.

Redeem Reading Logs for Book Bucks, 1pm - 4pm
The best place to redeem your Reading Logs for Book Bucks is at a library branch.
Redeem your Reading Logs at a branch by Sunday, July 27. You can also bring your Reading Logs to the Festival and redeem them there--we'll be limited to the "cash" we have on hand! 

"Books by the Beach" bags for sale
 at the La Selva library.  These make great book bags, grocery bags, beach bags, diaper bags; you name it!  They cost only $3.00 each and all proceeds go towards helping the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library provide programs and services that we would not otherwise get. 

   The Friends of the La Selva Beach Library have strived to make the Library a central part of the community.  Activities, such as the Sand Castle Building Classes, Book Clubs, e-reader workshop and the Summer Program, have brought patrons back to our Library.
    The LSB chapter was formed in the fall of 2009 after our branch received drastic cuts in hours. The chapter has been raising funds with local book sales and donations from our community.
    The chapter organized a browsing collection of bestsellers for library patrons and underwritten successful workshops.  They purchased a bar code duplicating machine to add the additional bar codes  required for the self check machines, installed at all branches.  Chapter member volunteers utilized the machine to add the bar code to our collection and then the machine was given to the library system for use at other branches. 
    In 2010 the Friends of LSB Library celebrated the 60th birthday of the branch with readings by children's authors, a reptile show, an exhibit of e-readers and of course, birthday cake.
    The Friends continue to find ways of serving the community.  They are hoping to underwrite an after school program which may be a book discussion group, a writing group, or perhaps a chess club for school aged children.  We are supporting a "Homework Helper" program for all students. We are also researching possibliities for additional workshops and activities for adults.  We now have a Movie discussion group, two book groups, and an arm chair travel - share program
The chapter is also pro-active in updating and refurbishing the LSB Library interior.  
    If you have ideas that would enrich our Library please contact us. 

Recent Announcements

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  • Movie Club Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 1:00 to 2:00Our next meeting is on Tuesday, July 17th, at 1:00PM "Million Dollar Arm"Always ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2014, 9:22 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Re-Visioning Our Poems Bring drafts of your poems to our editing workshop, led by local poet, MAGDALENA MONTAGNE. Develop your ideas in a supportive group.Third Wednesday of the month, between 2:30 ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2014, 9:55 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Armchair Travel Adventure Join us for travelers’ stories, photos, books, cultural crafts, music and food! Armchair Travel Adventures: Join us for travelers’ stories, photos, books, cultural crafts, music and food! Wednesday, May 7 ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2014, 7:58 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Lego: Simple Machines Studio Third Thursday of the Month from 3:00PM to 4:30PM Children and Teens ages 9-18  create Lego devices with gears, levers & motors. For information call 831-427-7717 ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2014, 10:01 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Homework Assistance Free homework help at the library: Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 The Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library are offering FREE homework help ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2014, 9:59 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Book Sale at the Art, Antique, & Craft Faire  Every summer and fall the Friends of the Library have a used book sale which helps provide funds for activities that the Friends offer at the La Selva Beach Library ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2014, 4:33 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Tales To Tails 1st and 3rd Saturdays 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. June 9 - July 27         Paws to Read: 2014 Summer Reading Program Here's how to participate: All kids can participate ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2014, 8:57 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Story Time Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am! The Cat FROM CAT IN THE HAT   visited our Library on March 4th.  ONE FISH, TWO FISH craft activity followed the visit!Story time is ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2014, 10:09 PM by Margie Bowles
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